HCCC sends out a warning against the Australian Vaccination-Skeptics Network

It has been a long time coming, but today I was informed of a new Health Care Complaints Commission  (HCCC) public warning issued against the Australian Vaccination-Skeptics Network (AVsN) formally the Australian Vaccination Network (AVN).

A media release from the HCCC yesterday stated that an investigation into the AVsN found that the:

…AVN does not provide reliable information in relation to certain vaccines and vaccination more generally. The Commission considers that AVN’s dissemination of misleading, misrepresented and incorrect information about vaccination engenders fear and alarm and is likely to detrimentally affect the clinical management or care of its readers.

This is amazing news. Meryl Dorey, public officer and former president of AVsN, has for years been spreading misinformation to the public under the guise of “informed choice”, “vaccine safety advocacy” and “health freedoms”. She feels that her 20 years of so-called research give the same level of expertise as a doctor despite the fact that her only qualification is that she “has a brain“.

This latest warning from the HCCC is another win for those who advocate for evidence based medicine in Australia. Well done to Stop the Australian Vaccination Network (SAVN), the HCCC and everyone else involved!

CAUTION

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